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feedback (stuttering)

The process of modifying one's own responses based on either internal or external cues. Returning a portion of the output of a transmitted signal as input for self regulation. The reinforcing effect of the stutterer's auditory or proprioceptive perceptions of his own speech. (Also see corrective feedback and delayed auditory feedback.)


Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)